The first table below looks at the demand for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 480 434 461
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +27
Contract jobs citing SMTP 108 130 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.42% 1.86% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 69 67
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -56.11%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7584 6983 8989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.66% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 3623 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 461 694
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -45 102 £375 +11.11% 47
London +4 34 £385 +14.07% 15
South East -22 24 £300 -20.00% 14
South West 0 21 £390 - 3
Gloucestershire 0 21 £390 - 3
Gloucester +5 19 £390 - 1
Hampshire - 14 £300 - 3
East of England -13 11 £300 - 1
Berkshire -6 9 - - 5
West Midlands -15 9 £300 -1.63% 4
City of London 0 8 £275 -15.38% 1
Reading +5 6 - - 5
Edinburgh -16 3 £210 -
Scotland -23 3 £210 - 1
Yorkshire +7 2 £363 +45.00% 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £363 -
Bracknell +7 1 - -
Hertfordshire -7 1 - - 1
Cheshire -8 1 £225 -30.76% 1
North West -15 1 £225 -10.71% 5
East Sussex - 1 £123 - 1
Essex - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 4
South Wales - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Wales - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 1
Lincolnshire - - - - 1

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 97 (41.10%) DNS
2 87 (36.86%) Windows
3 84 (35.59%) Microsoft
4 80 (33.90%) Perl
5 76 (32.20%) MS Exchange
6 73 (30.93%) HTTP
7 62 (26.27%) Active Directory
8 59 (25.00%) Linux
9 58 (24.58%) VMware
10 56 (23.73%) TCP/IP
11 54 (22.88%) UNIX
11 54 (22.88%) Firewall
12 53 (22.46%) Internet
12 53 (22.46%) Security Cleared
13 50 (21.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 50 (21.19%) Cisco
14 45 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
15 41 (17.37%) IIS
16 39 (16.53%) LDAP
16 39 (16.53%) SSL
17 38 (16.10%) Oracle
18 36 (15.25%) WAN
18 36 (15.25%) PowerShell
18 36 (15.25%) SC Cleared
19 35 (14.83%) F5
20 33 (13.98%) MS Excel
21 31 (13.14%) SQL
21 31 (13.14%) ITIL
21 31 (13.14%) X.400
22 28 (11.86%) HTML

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 76 (32.20%) MS Exchange
2 41 (17.37%) IIS
3 25 (10.59%) Apache
3 25 (10.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 24 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (8.47%) SharePoint
6 19 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (4.66%) IBM Notes
9 10 (4.24%) WebSphere
10 9 (3.81%) WebLogic
11 6 (2.54%) Lotus Domino
11 6 (2.54%) Tomcat
11 6 (2.54%) Lync
12 5 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.42%) Drupal
15 1 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 33 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.81%) MS Office
3 8 (3.39%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.42%) SPSS
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.27%) GitHub
2 3 (1.27%) Office 365
3 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.85%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.42%) Route 53
4 1 (0.42%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 97 (41.10%) DNS
2 73 (30.93%) HTTP
3 56 (23.73%) TCP/IP
4 54 (22.88%) Firewall
5 53 (22.46%) Internet
6 39 (16.53%) LDAP
6 39 (16.53%) SSL
7 36 (15.25%) WAN
8 31 (13.14%) X.400
9 26 (11.02%) DHCP
10 25 (10.59%) FTP
11 23 (9.75%) SNMP
11 23 (9.75%) X.500
12 21 (8.90%) LAN
12 21 (8.90%) VPN
12 21 (8.90%) SAN
13 18 (7.63%) IMAP
13 18 (7.63%) SSH
14 17 (7.20%) NAS
15 14 (5.93%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.66%) MySQL
3 8 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.85%) Redis
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.42%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.42%) QlikView
7 1 (0.42%) Big Data
7 1 (0.42%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) IDOL
7 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Redmine
1 4 (1.69%) Subversion
2 2 (0.85%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.85%) Selenium
3 1 (0.42%) Maven
3 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.42%) Trac
3 1 (0.42%) Hudson
3 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.42%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.42%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.42%) Ant
General
1 23 (9.75%) Finance
2 17 (7.20%) Military
3 15 (6.36%) Telecoms
4 13 (5.51%) Banking
5 5 (2.12%) Publishing
6 4 (1.69%) Legal
7 3 (1.27%) Retail
8 2 (0.85%) Back Office
8 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.42%) Billing
9 1 (0.42%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.42%) Advertising
9 1 (0.42%) Automotive
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (17.80%) Developer
2 41 (17.37%) Administrator
3 29 (12.29%) Systems Administrator
4 26 (11.02%) Messaging Engineer
5 25 (10.59%) Linux Administrator
6 23 (9.75%) Analyst
7 20 (8.47%) Consultant
8 19 (8.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 13 (5.51%) Network Engineer
10 10 (4.24%) Messaging Consultant
11 8 (3.39%) Design Engineer
12 7 (2.97%) UNIX Administrator
12 7 (2.97%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.97%) Architect
13 6 (2.54%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 6 (2.54%) Build Engineer
13 6 (2.54%) Python Developer
14 5 (2.12%) Designer
14 5 (2.12%) Technical Analyst
14 5 (2.12%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.86%) HTML
2 22 (9.32%) CSS
3 21 (8.90%) HTML5
4 20 (8.47%) CSS3
5 19 (8.05%) jQuery
6 17 (7.20%) .NET
7 16 (6.78%) OAuth
7 16 (6.78%) OpenID
8 10 (4.24%) XML
9 8 (3.39%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 7 (2.97%) Web Services
11 5 (2.12%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (2.12%) CPAN
11 5 (2.12%) J2EE
12 4 (1.69%) CORBA
13 3 (1.27%) Spring
13 3 (1.27%) JSON
13 3 (1.27%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.27%) RESTful
13 3 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.75%) Open Source
1 23 (9.75%) Blackberry
2 20 (8.47%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.08%) PKI
4 10 (4.24%) Replication
4 10 (4.24%) Clustering
4 10 (4.24%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.39%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.54%) CESG
6 6 (2.54%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.69%) Statistics
8 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.85%) NHS
8 2 (0.85%) FMCG
9 1 (0.42%) Neural Network
9 1 (0.42%) Life Science
9 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.42%) Applied Mathematics
9 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.42%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 87 (36.86%) Windows
2 59 (25.00%) Linux
3 54 (22.88%) UNIX
4 50 (21.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.81%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.81%) CentOS
6 9 (3.81%) Solaris
7 7 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.54%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.69%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.69%) Debian
9 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.42%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.14%) ITIL
2 20 (8.47%) Change Management
2 20 (8.47%) Migration
3 17 (7.20%) Load Balancing
4 13 (5.51%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (3.39%) Scrum
5 8 (3.39%) Integration Testing
5 8 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (3.39%) TDD
5 8 (3.39%) Information Management
5 8 (3.39%) Server Monitoring
6 7 (2.97%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (2.97%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (2.97%) Waterfall
6 7 (2.97%) Workflow
7 6 (2.54%) OO
7 6 (2.54%) Project Management
7 6 (2.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (2.54%) Change Control
7 6 (2.54%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (33.90%) Perl
2 36 (15.25%) PowerShell
3 31 (13.14%) SQL
4 21 (8.90%) Java
5 19 (8.05%) Shell Script
6 17 (7.20%) Bash Shell
6 17 (7.20%) PHP
7 16 (6.78%) Tcl
8 15 (6.36%) Python
9 11 (4.66%) VBScript
9 11 (4.66%) C
10 9 (3.81%) VB
11 8 (3.39%) Ruby
12 7 (2.97%) REXX
13 6 (2.54%) JavaScript
14 3 (1.27%) Korn
14 3 (1.27%) C#
15 2 (0.85%) KiXtart
16 1 (0.42%) PHP5
16 1 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 53 (22.46%) Security Cleared
2 36 (15.25%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (8.47%) MCSE
5 19 (8.05%) Degree
6 16 (6.78%) DV Cleared
7 14 (5.93%) CCENT
7 14 (5.93%) LPIC
8 7 (2.97%) MCP
9 6 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.85%) MCSA
11 2 (0.85%) CCA
11 2 (0.85%) CCNP
11 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.85%) CCEE
11 2 (0.85%) CCAA
11 2 (0.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.85%) MCTS
12 1 (0.42%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.36%) QA
2 9 (3.81%) SLA
3 2 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) COBIT
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (26.27%) Active Directory
2 45 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (10.59%) Squid
4 17 (7.20%) qmail
4 17 (7.20%) Sendmail
5 12 (5.08%) ISA Server
5 12 (5.08%) NFS
6 11 (4.66%) Forefront TMG
7 10 (4.24%) VMware ESX
8 9 (3.81%) vSphere
9 8 (3.39%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.69%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.69%) XenApp
11 3 (1.27%) ProxySG
11 3 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.27%) XenServer
11 3 (1.27%) Dovecot
11 3 (1.27%) KVM
12 2 (0.85%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.85%) UAG
Systems Management
1 16 (6.78%) OpenSSO
2 15 (6.36%) Zenoss
2 15 (6.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 11 (4.66%) SCOM
3 11 (4.66%) MAILsweeper
4 9 (3.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (3.39%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.12%) Puppet
6 5 (2.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (2.12%) Nagios
7 4 (1.69%) ARCserve
7 4 (1.69%) Netcool
7 4 (1.69%) HAProxy
7 4 (1.69%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.27%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.42%) WSUS
10 1 (0.42%) Cacti
10 1 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 84 (35.59%) Microsoft
2 58 (24.58%) VMware
3 50 (21.19%) Cisco
4 38 (16.10%) Oracle
5 35 (14.83%) F5
6 24 (10.17%) Citrix
7 22 (9.32%) Clearswift
8 21 (8.90%) Juniper
9 16 (6.78%) Red Hat
10 15 (6.36%) Symantec
10 15 (6.36%) HP
11 14 (5.93%) Lotus
12 13 (5.51%) CheckPoint
13 12 (5.08%) NetApp
14 11 (4.66%) RightFax
14 11 (4.66%) Open Text
15 10 (4.24%) Websense
16 8 (3.39%) Nintex
17 7 (2.97%) ICL
17 7 (2.97%) IBM
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